The Briggait is an integral part of Glasgow’s architectural heritage. Once the city’s fish market of over a century, the building’s now the headquarters of Scotland’s largest studio providers – Wasps.
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Completed in 1899, Barrowfield Weaving Factory was built on French Street by John French and Son.
The beautiful red brick building is home to arts organisation Strange Field. Strange Field is currently planning the redevelopment of the site into a creative community resource and will be sharing plans in the space on display panels for the duration of Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival.
It Was Loom that Broke my Heart (Exhibition)
Artists Adam Stearns and Marie Claire Lacey present their site specific exhibition, inspired by the heritage of the weaving factory. This collaborative exhibition responds to the sociohistorical significance of the site, originally used as a weaving and dyeworks. Adam and Marie will produce a series of interactive audiovisual artworks informed by research into the building, its heritage and the effects of industrialisation on traditional weaving processes.
Monday 11th – Friday 15th 12pm – 3pm
Sat 16th – Sun 17th 11am – 5pm
Friday: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
No Booking Required
Strange Field provides opportunities for creative experimentation, learning, and development, with a focus on underrepresented and early-stage career artists, and our local community, at both French Street and The Pipe Factory in Glasgow’s East End.
Our vision is for accessible creative platforms to be embedded across Glasgow, at the heart of communities as catalysts for increased creative development, education and experimentation, and inclusion.